Hosta Books and Resources

Here is a list of books and other resources which relate to hosta gardening.

HOSTA BOOKS

Aden, Paul, editor and compiler. The Hosta Book (Second Edition). Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1994. 133 pp.

Barrett, Rosemary. Hostas. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2010. 144 pp.

Bird, Richard and Tarrant, David. Hostas and Other Shade-Loving Plants. Los Angeles: Whitehouse Spelling Publications, 1999. 144 pp.

Bond, Sandra. Hostas. New York, NY: Sterling Pub. Co. Inc., 1992. 96 pp.

Bond, Sandra. Hostas (in Foliage Plants in Garden Design). Sussex, UK: Ward Lock Ltd., 1992. 96 pp.

Ford, Richard. Hostas: An Essential Guide. Wiltshire, UK: Crowood Press, 2011. 192 pp.

Glattstein, Judy. Consider the Leaf: Foliage in Garden Design. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003. 308 pp.

Grenfell, Diana. Hosta: The Flowering Foliage Plant. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1990. 208 pp.

Grenfell, Diana. Hostas. Worcestershire, UK: The Hardy Plant Society, 1993.

Grenfell, Diana. Hostas (RHS Wisley Handbooks). London: Cassell & Co., 2002. 96 pp.

Grenfell, Diana. Hostas (RHS Wisley Handbooks).. London: Octopus Publishing Group, 2008. 96 pp.

Grenfell, Diana and Shadrack, Michael. The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004.

Grenfell, Diana. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2001. 160 pp.

Grenfell, Diana and Shadrack, Michael. The New Encyclopedia of Hostas. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2009.

Grenfell, Diana and Shadrack, Michael. Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007. 212 pp.

Hart, Rhonda Massingham. Bugs, Slugs & Other Thugs - Controlling Garden Pests Organically. Pownal, VT: Storey Publishing, 1991. 214 pp.

Heiden, Ralph. A Rookie's Guide to Growing Hostas, Hostas, Hostas. Okemos, MI: Ralph Heiden, 2013. 142 pp.

Köhlein, F. Hosta (Funkien). Ulmer, UK: Stuttgart, 1993. In German.

Mikolajski, Andrew. Hostas: An Illustrated Guide to Varieties, Cultivation and Care, with Step-by-step Instructions and More than
     130 Beautiful Photographs.
Leicestershire, UK: Southwater Publishing, 2013. 64 pp.

Mikolajski, Andrew. Hostas: The New Plant Library. Aura Books, 1997.

Mikolajski, Andrew. Hostas: The New Plant Library. Leicestershire, UK: Lorenz Books, c/o Anness Publishing Ltd., 2000.

Millette, Reggie D, Hostas: Grow Your Hostas as per Species Habits. St. Ambroise, Quebec: Millette Photomedia Company, 2013. 352 pp.

Millette, Réjean D. Les Hostas. Montreal, Quebec: Les Éditions de l'Homme, 2003. In French.

Millette, Réjean D. Les Hostas. Quebec City, Quebec: Les Éditions du Sommet, 2013. In French.

Nyikos, Frank. Hybridizing A B C's. Seattle: CreateSpace, 2011. 166 pp.

Phillips, Jane and Shadrack, Michael. Les Hostas. Bizkaia, Spain: Estudios Gráficos Zure S.A., 2006. In French.

Schenk, George. The Complete Shade Gardener. (Second Edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994. 311 pp.

Schmid, W. George. An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002. 494 pp.

Schmid, W. George. The Genus Hosta - Zoku Gibōshi. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1991. 472 pp.

Schmid, W. George. Timber Press Pocket Guide to Shade Perennials. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004. 252 pp.

Shadrack, Kathy Guest and Shadrack, Michael. The Book of Little Hostas: 200 Small, Very Small, and Mini Varieties. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2010.
      208 pp.

Zilis, Mark R. Mark Zilis' Field Guide to Hostas. Rochelle, IL: Q & Z Nursery, Inc., 2014. 428 pp.

Zilis, Mark R. The Hosta Handbook. Rochelle, IL: Q & Z Nursery, Inc., 2000. 600 pp.

Zilis, Mark R. The Hostapedia: An Encyclopedia of Hostas. Rochelle, IL: Q & Z Nursery, Inc., 2009. 1125 pp.

OTHER RESOURCES

Abbott, Barb, editor. Hosta Diseases and Pests. Iowa State University Extension, North Carolina A&T State University Cooperative Extension,
      Clemson University Extension, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. 16 pp.

The American Hosta Society. The Hosta Adventure: A Grower's Guide.The American Hosta Society. 34 pp.

The American Hosta Society. The Hosta Journal. Bob Olson, editor, St. Louis Park, MN: The American Hosta Society.
    Two printed issues per year; one on-line issue yearly.

The American Hosta Society. The Silver Book. Steve Greene, Sudbury, MA: The American Hosta Society.

Armitage, Allan. This is Gardening: Hostas. Blacksburg, VA: Interactive Design & Development, Inc. CD-ROM

British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society. Bulletin of the British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society. Linda Hinton, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Sustainable Urban Landscapes. Hosta Diseases and Pests (Bulletin SUL 14): Clemson, SC: Clemson University, 2005. 15 pp. leaflet

Elslager, Edward, editor. Hosta Science Journal. Ann Arbor, MI: Edward Elslager.

Greene, Steven H. Hosta Finder. Sudbury, MA: Greene Acre Sales, published annually. 180 pp.

Phillips, Leonard, editor. Hosta Magazine. Peabody, MA: Leonard Phillips. Published bi-monthly.

Ragus, Gerhard. Hosta - Schattenpflanzen - die botanische Bereicherung für den stilvollen Garten.
     Lower Saxony, Germany: Gerhard & Renate Ragus. 2006. 48 pp. In German.

Rawson, Donald A. Hosta Hybridizer's Manual. Comstock Park, MI: Donald A. Rawson, 2015. 164 pp.

Rawson, Donald A. Hosta Lists. Comstock Park, MI: Donald A. Rawson. Published annually. 2016 edition 168 pp.
    Also posted on-line at http://www.hostalists.org

Sustainable Urban Landscapes. Hosta Diseases and Pests (Bulletin SUL 14): Clemson, SC: Clemson University, 2005. 15 pp. leaflet

Wade, Van R. 2002 American Hosta Guide. Bellville, OH: Wade & Gatton Nurseries, 2002. 512 pp.

Wade, Van and Wade, Shirley. The American Hosta Guide "2015". Bellville, OH: Wade & Gatton Nurseries, 2015. 301 pp.

ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Zonneveld, Ben J. M. and Van Iren, Frank. "Flow cytometric analysis of DNA content in Hosta reveals ploidy chimeras."
      Euphytica, Volume 111, Issue 2 (2000): 105-110.

Zonneveld, Ben J. M. and Van Iren, Frank. "Genome Size and Pollen Viability as Taxonomic Criteria: Application to the Genus Hosta."
      Plant Biology, Issue 3 (2001):176-185.

Zonneveld, Ben J. M. "Nuclear DNA content of ploidy chimeras of Hosta Tratt.(Hostaceae) demonstrate three apical layers in all organs,
      but not in the adventitious root." Plant Systematics and Evolution, Volume 269, Issue 1 (2007): 29-38.

Zonneveld, Ben J. M. and Warren I. Pollock. "Flow cytometric analysis of somaclonal variation in lineages of Hosta sports detects
      polyploidy and aneuploidy chimeras." Plant Biology, Volume 14, Issue 6 (2012): 972-979.

Zonneveld, Ben J. M. and Pollock, Warren I. "Sports and hybrids of triploid Hosta 'Sum and Substance' reveal chromosome
      losses and gains in all three apical layers." Plant Systematics and Evolution, Volume 298, Issue 6 (2012): 1037-1043.

INTERNET RESOURCES

The American Hosta Society. The Hosta Registry. http://hostaregistrar.org/

Axmear, Bob and others. Hosta Library. http://www.hostalibrary.org/

Falstad, Clarence. "Flower Pigment in Hostas". http://joanscountrygarden.com/flower-pigment-in-hostas/

Fraternal Order of the Seedy Fellows (FOoSF), http://www.foosf.com/

Lemke, Marvin. Lemke Database Files. http://www.hostalibrary.org/lemke.html

Liu, Nina and others. "Anthocyanins of the genus of Hosta and their impacts on tepal colors".
   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030442381200516X

Philips, Hugo. MyHostas Database. http://myhostas.be/db/info_search.php

The Hosta Helper, http://www.plantsgalore.com/hostas/

Yu, Juanjuan and others. "Proteomic Analysis Reveals the Leaf Color Regulation Mechanism in Chimera Hosta 'Gold Standard' Leaves".
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813207/

FACEBOOK PAGES

The American Hosta Society, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2248595978/?fref=ts

Hosta Seedlings, https://www.facebook.com/groups/547494928676130/

Hosta Underground, https://www.facebook.com/groups/564226903729421/?fref=nf

Hostaworld BV, https://www.facebook.com/www.hostaworld.nl?ref=ts&fref=ts

Red Hostas, https://www.facebook.com/groups/122398007947862/

The Hosta Cottage, https://www.facebook.com/TheHostaCottage

The Science of Hostas, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493988957526297/1511813789077147/?notif_t=group_activity

FORUMS

The American Hosta Society Forum, http://www.americanhostasociety.org/forum/index.php

Hallson Gardens Hosta Forum, http://www.perennialnursery.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=1

Hallson Gardens Hosta Virus X Forum, http://www.perennialnursery.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=63

Hostachat Room, http://www.hemchat.com/echat50/hosta/index.html

Hostaforum Lage Landen (Lowlands Hosta Forum), http://forum.hostamill.be/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=823 mostly in Dutch

Hostapix: The Hosta Photo Community, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hostapix/info

houzz Hosta Forum, http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/hosta/

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